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***Official Samsung Fascinate Pre-Release Thread***

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Berry2Droid, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. Berry2Droid

    Berry2Droid Well-Known Member
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    Samsung Fascinate is officially announced on VZW.

    Key Features:
    • Android 2.1 platform
    • Full HTML Web browsing capabilities
    • Preloaded with Bing Maps and Bing Search
    • 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities
    • Super AMOLED Screen Technology
    • Advanced touch screen gestures capabilities
    • Multiple file formats supported
    • Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor
    • Six-axis sensor
    • Virtual QWERTY Keyboard featuring Swype Technology
    • Full suite of messaging options
    • 5.0-megapixel camera/camcorder with auto-focus and LED flash with HD video recording (720p) and playback
    • WiFi Connectivity
    • Stereo Bluetooth Technology
    • Corporate Email
    • Music and video players
    • 2GB Internal memory. Also, 16GB microSD pre-installed and expandable up to 32GB
    • Blockbuster On Demand app preloaded
    No release date.
     

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  2. Karuk

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    I'm out. No Fascinate for me. No ffc and preloaded with bing.

    No thanks
     
  3. Rippin508

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  4. Steven58

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    bing? really? deal breaker for me. why? whyyyyyyyyyyyy hy hy hy? (sobbing)
     
  5. Araxen

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    Bing is a deal breaker for me sadly.
     
  6. Montpelerin

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    Wouldn't Bing to Google (or whatever you'd like) be nothing more than a setting change?

    Does this phone have a FFC (front facing camera)?
     
  7. sic0048

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    Reports are that it doesn not have a forward facing camera, but they did atleast add an LED flash for the rear camera. Something the Galaxy S does not have.

    I also think the Bing agreement is troubling. I hope it is just for the search engine. If they took away all the google integration (google maps, gmail, google voice, etc) then that is definitely a deal breaker.
     
  8. rootedEris

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    this has to be a early prototype or a screwup of some sort. No google maps and no navigation but bing and vzw navigator are preloaded? hmmmmmmmmm..........wtf
     
  9. Garemlin

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    Nope that is the way it is coming. Bing and a bunch of VZW bloatware. I was considering it but I am out.
     
  10. pw-man

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    Are you kidding me? how the heck could VZW frig this up... Well... if I have to ask... The VZW bloatware is to be expected, but dropping the google integration? Man... that makes a will buy into a ... wait and see (if the communities can find a way to fix it ;-) )
     
  11. rootedEris

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    sooo, imguessing this comes with a "powered by bing" logo in the back? yuck.
    still like the guts of this phone though :/
     
  12. rootedEris

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    im assuming you can just go to market and make everything by google launch as default..............i just dont understand why they would use bing............is it because of the whole google vs china s#it?
    lol, wtf ?
    who the phuck uses bing anyway
     
  13. Gamble

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    Some guy on a horse uses bing.
    "Yo tengo, Bing."
    "Bing."
    "Bing."
    .......
    "LOS LIIIINKS!!!!"

    As for me, "No me gusta stupid bing."
     
  14. hanano17

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    It only has bing search and maps (and vzw crap), you can just download google maps and services and make them default. Not sure why everyone is flipping out about a minor annoyance that can be changed.
     
  15. Rippin508

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    Does anyone know if this phone will be 4G compatible?
     
  16. hanano17

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    I doubt it, LTE doesn't begin to roll out until November.
     
  17. Rippin508

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    Right but since there is no release date for this phone, I was hoping that it might be.

    Maybe it will be one of those "Black Friday" phones.:D
     
  18. hanano17

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    I hope not! Actually, all 4 versions were slated as coming this summer. I'm guessing all around the same time, since the Vibrant said July 21st, i'd guess around then. There was an article at some site that said pre-orders for the Fascinate will begin the 1st, but who knows.
     
  19. v4npro

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    I really hope it comes out July because I rather get this than the Droid X.
     
  20. Droid Ninja

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    So the Facinate comes with Bing search and Bing maps.

    Awesome.

    Thank you so much Samsung... but no thanks.

    Will we be able to ditch Bing and get the google search widget and google maps??
     
  21. EliC

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    I would assume so, but we will only know when someone gets their hands on one.
     
  22. rootedEris

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  23. rootedEris

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    i dont see why not...unless its cooked into the rom o.0

    .....thats a problem. I said it many times before, this phone will need some EXDRA love.

    sammy syndrome
     
  24. hanano17

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  25. rootedEris

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    haha i know....I think by now everyone is used to associating android with google. I actually googled "bing" to find out what it was ....;)
     

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